May 8… Colorado Springs,Colorado… part 1

Come along ,folks, and see some of Colorado’s rugged beautiful countryside. Grab a coat it’s still a little chilly out!

We flew out from Ga on the 3rd of May ,having perfect flying conditions as there were only a few bumps the whole time of flying without long layovers.

Flying over Atlanta,Ga

Window views…

The next morning we were up bright and early for we were in a different time zone,with time in Colorado two hours behind what we were used too.

We decided to hit the hiking trails in Divide for most places were not open yet.

We hiked a good 10 miles that day enjoying nature to the fullest.

Views while driving to Divide.

Driving up the dirt road to find the trail..

The trail…

And where did the trail go…. and this southern girl only brought sandals along for I was used to 90* days not 40* ones.

Some of those snowdrifts that we had to walk through were up to my knees…. yes my feet and legs got cold but soon warmed back up from the walking and climbing.

The weathered old fallen tree stumps fascinated me.

As did this TP ,we found along the way…

We also visited a place called Helen Hunt Falls ,a local person told us to drive up the back way for there were old train tunnels from gold mining days . That just what we did and were well rewarded! Helen Hunt was a poet and writer who was a activist for better treatment for the native Americans.

More on next post on the cliff dwellers and a dam…..

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Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

16 thoughts on “May 8… Colorado Springs,Colorado… part 1”

  1. Gorgeous!!
    Thanks for sharing all the beauty with us. It’s so nice seeing glorious new sights, even if it’s through someone elses eyes. Although not quite the same as seeing it for yourself, it’s still awe inspiring and reminds me of how much beauty there is around us.

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      1. That’s OK. Your lovely photographs helped me to realize that my memory is still good! It is exactly how I remembered it. ❀

        Waiting for installment II…

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  2. Spring is a little late in Colorado too this year! I am so impressed with your hiking so much on your first day, and at altitude! Drink LOTS of water, so you don’t get headaches from the change, you are at nearly 6000 feet!

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    1. We stayed in the area for 5 days … but only three for just sight seeing,hubby had to attend some business meetings. I needed to get more than just hiking shoes as it was cold to cold for a sweater!

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    1. Not so tough,for the sandals were tough hiking sandals not your pretty ones. I wear hiking sandals a lot for I have arthritis in both big toe joints,they really let me walk without killing my feet like flip flops or your thinly strap sandals. It was glorious to the eyes and some places like right down breathtaking!

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